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Best GPU for 1600x900 Resolution

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February 28, 2012 3:30:52 PM

What is the best GPU for 1600x900 resolution. I have a 20 inch Hanspree Monitor

I currently have a 4870 512MB GPU would it be worth it to upgrade to a 6850 or 6870 or better? The rest of my system is below:

Corsair Carbide Series 500R
MSI Z68A-GD65
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W
Intel Core i5-2500K
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $114.99

Thanks in advance!

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February 28, 2012 3:37:39 PM

well 6870 is great already but some games you may not be able to max out, with a 6950 most of games will be.

Good thing i always think in the future if you maybe buy a 1920x1080 screen in a near future good that you have a good graphics card already, i would recommend going for a 6950 will be great for your system and you will be able to play games on very high at 1920x1080.
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February 28, 2012 3:42:41 PM

Did you mean the 4870 is great already? How ill that handle 1920x1080? How about on a bigger monitor?
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 3:50:33 PM

if you wait a little you could go for 78xx series like Big Mack said, your card can handle on month, so you can go for a better/cheaper graphics card that will handle 1080p
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February 28, 2012 4:53:00 PM

Best answer selected by odwillia.
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February 28, 2012 4:53:33 PM

Thanks guys. I'm going to wait the month for the 7850 or 7870.
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 5:10:25 PM

BigMack70 said:
Quick note before this gets closed - if you don't plan on upgrading to 1080p or higher resolution, just get the 1.5GB vram version of whichever card you pick up. I think they're supposed to come in both 1.5GB and 3GB versions and if you can find a 1.5 GB version for cheaper then go ahead and pick that up - 1600x900 will not need 3 GB of vram.


there is no need to go over 1gb vram for playing at 1080p, there will be no performance changes, more than 1gb is recommended for higher resolutions screens and or multi monitor setups.
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February 28, 2012 5:17:30 PM

Do plan to upgrade the monitor soon so good to know and thanks again.
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